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How To Select Your Dentist Wisely!


February 26th, 2020

You should select your dentist wisely. Planning to visit a dentist for the very first time? Or, are you planning on changing your existing dentist?

Your dentist is one of the few people who can make or break your appearance and your dental health. That’s why it’s important to select someone who is reputed for their technical knowledge, professionalism, and their bedside manner. Below are some factors you need to consider when selecting a dentist:

1) Dentist’s credentials, expertise, and experience

You want a dentist who has graduated from a reputed institution, trained under the best in the industry, specialized in the treatments you wanted, and who has worked with multiple patients and now has the experience needed to give you the very best care possible.

The best way to find out this information is to ask the dentist himself/herself. You could also look for information about the dentist online to understand how respected and reputed he/she is in the industry.

2) Type of facilities provided

Everything from how clean the hallways are and the type of beds and chairs the clinic uses to the type of tools and technology the dentist uses, are all to be considered to understand whether it’s worth entrusting your life and your money with that dentist or not.

3) Dentist’s communication style

How open or closed a dentist is to give you information makes all the difference in the world when it comes to selecting them. Is your potential dentist the type who doesn’t involve you in any of the decisions or who don’t provide all the facts as they are? If yes, you’re better off choosing someone else.

4) Dental insurance

One of the most crucial considerations when choosing a dentist is dental insurance. The very first thing you need to ask is whether the clinic you wish to select accepts dental insurance or not.

5) Website aesthetics

The website is the first thing a customer notices about the business. It is essentially the face of the business.

Before you make your final decision, visit all the websites of your shortlisted dentistry clinics and compare them to each other. Check to see if anything looks shady or too good to be true. This will help you make an informed decision.

6) Dentist’s physical and emotional personality

Check to see if the dentist you’re planning on choosing has good dental hygiene himself/herself. Your dentist should be someone who leads by example and who can really show you what wonders a good dental regimen can do for you.

However, all the information in the world won’t ever give you complete information about the dentist who you’ll be working with once you schedule a treatment. It’s best to speak to the dentist in person to get a sense of how they are.

7) Patients reviews

From Google reviews to complaints, there’s tons of information available about customer experience these days. When you read customer reviews, you get a bird’s eye-view about how the staff at the clinic treat you and your family upon visit.

Finally, We at Dentist @ False Creek, look forward to helping you with anything you need. Speak to us to book an appointment today. 604-559-7270.

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